PC Bill Requiring School Trustee and Municipal Candidates to Disclose Any Criminal History Passes Second Reading

Manitobans deserve transparency and accountability in all of their local representation: Isleifson

Bill 230: The Municipal Councils and School Boards Elections Amendment Act, presented by Brandon East MLA, Len Isleifson, has passed second reading. The bill would require individuals running for municipal or school trustee elections to disclose criminal record and vulnerable sector checks (prior to said election).

“To help make our communities safer, we must hold those seeking public office to account,” said Isleifson. “This bill brings school board and municipal election criminal record disclosure requirements in line with provincial standards.”

If passed, all candidates seeking office in municipal and school board elections must provide criminal record disclosures and vulnerable sector checks. In doing so, Manitobans will have the knowledge they need to choose the best possible individuals to make decisions and govern on their behalf.

“Bill 230 is another step towards more transparency and accountability for Manitobans. I am glad to see it pass second reading today,” said Isleifson.


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